One speaker from the floor talked about his huge disappointment with the quality of discourse online, particularly the focus on constituency matters and/or plain gossip. Where is the discussion of ideas that shape our political relationships? Damien responded that the blog is a way of interacting directly with local citizens.
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Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty